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Here is a partial list of what I grow and offer when in season
Though I am not organically certified, I farm in that tradition. I try to use sustainable farming techniques whenever possible. I use cover crops and plastic mulches with drip irrigation to minimize soil erosion and I am using more organically certified fertilizers and soil conditioners. No persistent chemical herbicides have been used on the growing fields for more than 15 years. To control pests and diseases I use early the I.P.M method of pest control, (Integrated Pest Management). This method emphasizes early detection ,prevention , crop rotation and companion planting and minimized spraying with safest possible pesticides.. I have found that most vegetables need little or no spraying . While in the greenhouse or at crop emergence outdoors , seedlings or young transplants may need to be protected from insects or disease and the foliage may have to be sprayed, preferably with an organically certified product . Once established in the field, crops such as lettuce ,swiss chard , dandelion, kale ,collards, and other edible greens and herbs are not sprayed; they are free of pesticides. I try to not spray any edible portion of the plants even with organically certified pesticides. The same holds true for the tomatoes, squashes, peppers , eggplants and beans. Feel free to contact me with any questions about my growing methods.